It’s been a quarter century since Democrats won U.S. House seats in both Kansas and Nebraska.
The Sunshine State is one of only three in which the Republican Party has failed to win consecutive races to the nation’s upper legislative chamber.
No appointed US Senator has ever won a primary runoff and only two incumbents who placed second in the initial primary have done so.
Mary Jo Walters will attempt to achieve what no primary challenger has accomplished against a sitting Democratic Wisconsin U.S. Senator: win even 15 percent of the primary vote.
Record partisan winning streaks in races for governor can be extended, broken, or tied in 15 states holding elections in 2018.
Only one sitting or former state attorney general has been elected to the U.S. Senate in Illinois history – and none in nearly 200 years.
Only one statehood governor in U.S. history has subsequently served in the U.S. Senate from another state.
Eighteen freshmen U.S. Representatives from the 103rd Congress remain in office – more than each of the subsequent four classes.
Reichert is one of just two current members of the chamber to win elections by single digits in the first four election cycles of his congressional career.
GOP U.S. Senators who faced bona fide renomination battles over the last four cycles averaged 74 years of age, were 28 years older than their opponent, and had served 24+ years in the chamber; not so in 2018.